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Family stories

99,000 children and young people are living in the UK with health conditions that are life-limiting or life-threatening – and the number is rising. Meet some of the families we support.

Alex’s story: “You try not to think about the future but you have to think about the future”

“Alex and his twin sister, Talitha, were born fifteen weeks early. They were both so tiny, they weighed less than a bag of sugar each. They were both quite poorly, but that’s not uncommon for babies born so prematurely.” In...